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  • Facebook's new challenge: sell Wall Street on spending Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:21 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28- Facebook Inc's big spending plans are facing a tough reception on Wall Street. Facebook said on Wednesday that 2015 capital expenditures will range from $2.7 billion to $3.2 billion, a sharp increase from $1.83 billion in 2014.. The spending spree comes as Facebook faces intensifying competition with Twitter Inc, Google Inc and a host of...

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    eBay fell$. 85 or 1.6 percent, to $53.84. Google Inc class A fell $8.76 or 1.7 percent, to $512.43. Groupon Inc. fell$. 13 or 1.8 percent, to $6.95.

  • Amazon introduces business email service WorkMail Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is introducing a business email and calendar service that would compete against offerings from Microsoft and Google. In cloud computing, Amazon's servers are used by other companies and organizations to host the data and applications they need to run mobile apps, websites and other services. WorkMail works with businesses' existing email...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28- Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales. Its success contrasts with other established Internet companies such as Google Inc and Yahoo Inc, which have struggled as advertisers shift...

  • NEW YORK— For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices. The world's biggest online social network said Wednesday that advertising revenue jumped 53 percent to $3.59 billion for the fourth quarter—...

  • Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A law enforcement campaign to compel Google Inc. to disable a feature in its popular Waze traffic app that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity shifted Wednesday when a sheriffs' organization openly complained that the app not only puts officers' lives at risk, it also interferes with the ability to write speeding tickets.

  • BRUSSELS— Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos. The European Union's counter-terror chief believes it's time to help companies to contain the security...

  • LAPD chief: Cops in danger from Google app Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Waze app with icon showing police icons

    The chief of police of Los Angeles believes Waze "poses a danger to the lives of police officers in the United States."

  • Jan 28- Apple Inc's blockbuster results and a ballooning cash pile may prompt the company to boost share buybacks and dividends this year, with some analysts expecting the iPhone maker to return more than $200 billion to investors. "We had to increase our cell widths and chart heights after Apple's blow-out December-quarter print," RBC Capital Markets analysts...

  • Is navigation app Waze a danger to cops?  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has asked Google to change Waze's way of highlighting where police officers are, saying it puts officer in danger.

  • Jan 28- Apple Inc's blockbuster results and a ballooning cash pile may prompt the company to boost share buybacks and dividends this year, with some analysts expecting the iPhone maker to return more than $200 billion to investors. Apple sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the quarter and reported a 70 percent surge in China sales. "We had to increase our cell...

  • Earnings: Can mobile help Facebook keep up growth? Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    Facebook's stock is on a tear, and Wednesday afternoon it will be under pressure to continue that growth as it reports earnings.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- President Barack Obama's plan to put the United States at the forefront of individually tailored medical treatment should give a much-needed boost to research in the field but experts say it won't work without reforms to healthcare, including drug testing and insurance. Obama said he wanted the United States to "lead a new era of medicine, one...

  • Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group. Investors viewed Yahoo as another way to own a piece of Alibaba, a rapidly growing e-commerce company that is expected to become even more successful during the next decade as more of China's...

  • Your first trade for Wednesday Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    eBay fell $1.37 or 2.4 percent, to $54.69. Google Inc class A fell $15.53 or 2.9 percent, to $521.19. Groupon Inc. fell$. 12 or 1.7 percent, to $7.08.

  • Blowout: Apple crushes Wall St estimates Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:31 PM ET
    Shoppers in an Apple store in New York City.

    The company blew past even the most optimistic of Wall Street estimates for both revenue and earnings.

  • Google to expand Fiber network to 4 more cities Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    Google is expanding its high-speed fiber-optic network to four new metropolitan areas in the United States.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion. The highly anticipated decision announced Tuesday will enable Yahoo to avoid paying billions of dollars in future taxes while intensifying the pressure on Mayer to prove she can...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line. "We had four cities here in the...